Welcome to the ORV Convention page! This page will be periodically updated with relevant information related to our next overnight convention. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Convention Coordinators, Andrew Bruns and Jordan Parker.

Ohio River Valley SPRING STATE 2017

Millennial Momentum: Turning the Tide of American Politics

April 29-30th, Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square, Columbus OH

Registration Packet
Early Bird (Discounted) DUE DATE: March 27
Regular Due Date:  April 15

This document includes instructions for how to register your chapter for the convention, including permission slips for chapter members,


The Chapter Fundraising Guide is a handy tool intended to help you raise money to attend Spring State. The ORV state will award some scholarships, but we may not be able to meet all need. As a result, chapter fundraising is incredibly important.


Signing up to debate on bills and resolutions gives you a platform to speak about causes that you’re passionate about, or gain valuable experience with public speaking. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that you will be selected to speak or moderate. However, we will do our absolute best to give everyone who signs up at least one debate, regardless of experience. With this in mind, we encourage you to sign up for as many debates as you feel comfortable speaking in. Even if you are not selected, we still urge you to prepare an argument and volunteer as a subsequent speaker.


This guide is helpful in publicizing the convention within your chapter and giving your members a general sense of what the convention is like.


At Spring State, delegates will have the opportunity to cast ballots for next year’s executives! We encourage members to explore their platforms and biographies before the convention.

ORV State Fundraising

The amount of money in scholarships the ORV is able to give out is directly related to the amount of money our scholarship fund is able to raise! Direct people to this page to make an investment in the future of our democracy by donating to JSA.


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“Columbus Capitol” by Enrique Fernández is licensed under CC BY 2.0.